Mus­tang-Train­ing Pro­gram Ex­panded

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The Mus­tang Her­itage Foun­da­tion is ex­pand­ing its Store­front Train­ing and Adop­tion Pro­gram in hopes of of­fer­ing more gen­tled mus­tangs and bur­ros to the pub­lic through a na­tional trainer base, an ef­fort to sup­port its mis­sion of in­creas­ing the adop­tion of Amer­ica’s ex­cess mus­tangs and bur­ros.

The Bureau of Land Man­age­ment cur­rently es­ti­mates 58,000 wild horses and bur­ros roam pub­lic range­lands in the 10 Western states. An­other 47,000 plus an­i­mals have been gath­ered from those lands and have been placed in off-range cor­rals and pas­tures.

Through a part­ner­ship with the BLM’s Wild Horse & Burro Pro­gram, the MHF works to place ex­cess an­i­mals into pri­vate homes through in­no­va­tive train­ing and gen­tling pro­grams, in­clud­ing the Ex­treme Mus­tang Makeover.

The MHF is look­ing for in­di­vid­u­als who are able to train and gen­tle 10 or more wild mus­tangs and bur­ros at any one time and have the nec­es­sary fa­cil­i­ties to safely house the an­i­mals. The Store­front Pro­gram is open to train­ers na­tion­wide. Store­front train­ers will re­ceive $1,000 for each horse and burro placed into an adop­tive home.

For more about the Store­front op­por­tu­nity, call (512) 869-3225, or go to www.mus­tangher­itage­foun­da­tion.org.

BECKY PAPA PHOTO The Mus­tang Her­itage Foun­da­tion is look­ing for in­di­vid­u­als who are able to train and gen­tle wild mus­tangs and bur­ros.

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